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  • 7-October-2017

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    Legal and social barriers holding back women’s empowerment in Middle East and North Africa

    Women in the Middle East and North Africa are better educated and better skilled than ever, yet legal and social barriers mean the share of them in work is still the lowest in the world. Bringing family and labour laws into line with gender goals would enable more women to enter employment and would make MENA economies more competitive and inclusive, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-October-2017

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    Italy should continue reforms to improve people’s skills and boost growth

    Full and effective implementation of recent reforms, including the Jobs Act and the Good Schools reform, would help boost growth in Italy by improving people’s skills and ensuring their more effective use across the country, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-September-2017

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    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work - New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe

    One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).

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  • 11-September-2017

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: September 2017

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.8% in July 2017

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  • 17-July-2017

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    Employment situation, first quarter 2017, OECD

    OECD employment rate increases to 67.4% in the first quarter of 2017

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  • 13-July-2017

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    Kazakhstan should help vulnerable people find better quality jobs

    Kazakhstan’s strong economic growth since the 2000s has helped the country sharply improve people’s living standards, reduce poverty and income inequalities, and boost employment. Kazakhstan should now focus on improving employment opportunities for vulnerable people.

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  • 11-July-2017

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2017

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.9% in May 2017

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  • 14-June-2017

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2017

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.9% in April 2017

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  • 13-June-2017

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    Jobs gap closes but recovery remains uneven

    The job market continues to improve in the OECD area, with the employment rate finally returning to pre-crisis levels. But people on low and middle incomes have seen their wages stagnate and the share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen, contributing to rising inequality, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 29-May-2017

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    Japan should do more to help young people take part in the labour market

    Japan should step up efforts to improve young people’s job prospects and reduce the share of 15-29 year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (the “NEETs”), according to a new OECD report.

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